What is the role of the silent Choo Shin-soo this season? “Two out of six games…” [MD Verovic]

Choo Shin-soo mainly appeared as a designated hitter, and in his first season took on the role of the 1st to 3rd hitter. In his first season, he had 122 hits in 461 at-bats, 21 homers, 69 RBIs, 119 runs, and a batting average of 0.265 and an OPS of 0.860 in 137 games in 137 games. There were 47 games he appeared in right field. All others were designated hitters.안전놀이터

Last season, his defensive portion was further reduced. After finishing the 2021 season, he underwent elbow ligament replacement surgery. Considering the condition of his elbow, Choo Shin-soo continued to play only as a designated hitter, and it was not until August that he started as a right fielder for the first time in 280 days. Choo Shin-soo played in 112 games last season, and he played right field in 2 games.

However, ahead of this season, Choo Shin-soo plans to increase the defense portion again. SSG’s main right fielder is Hanyu Island. Rather than Hanyu-sum starting every game, if Choo Shin-soo plays the defense occasionally, it will be more helpful for stamina.

Coach Wonhyung Kim, who met with reporters at the Jackie Robinson Training Complex in Vero Beach, Florida, where SSG’s spring camp is being held, said about Shin-soo Choo’s defense ratio, “I am in good physical shape and condition. This year, I plan to increase the defense ratio.” I plan to send him to the right field alternately with Hanyu Island. I think so and continue to move.”

Choo Shin-soo is improving his defense sense while undergoing fungo training with other outfielders. He would occasionally recharge by outfielders receiving infield fungoes.

Cho Dong-hwa, first base base coach and outfield defense coach, said, “Cho Shin-soo is preparing well. He will play against Hanyu Island at a 4:2 ratio. He said, “I am building my body according to the condition at the spring camp.”

On the other hand, Choo Shin-soo has been sparing his words since the controversy over the composition of the World Baseball Classic (WBC) team in January.


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